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Peace, Love, and Pickleball

photo by Matt Cornelius

With the popularity of pickleball on the rise, this homeowner could not help but combine her family’s love for tennis with the recent pickleball craze to build a pickleball court in their backyard. According to USA Pickleball, 4.8 million Americans play pickleball, and the sport has gained double-digit growth every year for the past five years. With this in mind, the homeowners added the pickleball amenity to their already eclectic and adventurous backyard.


Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
September could not be a better time for me to write this article because exactly one year ago this month, I finally faced my fear of moving out for the first time on my own. I faced the fear of failing, of making a mistake, and of not being able to manage my money, and I finally moved into my own apartment! Update: I still cannot manage my money, but I made it a solid year on my own and enjoyed every second of it. … I want to let you in on a little secret.

My Game for Life

August marks National Golf Month. Local golf pro Sam Wacha developed a love for the game at an early age with her father. With experience in playing Division I college golf and taking a journey with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Sam shares her experience and passion for golf. … What a dream job it might be to play a sport for a living. Better yet, what a dream to play GOLF for a living! While this is completely true, the road to accomplishing it is an incredibly challenging and rewarding process.

Hawk Hunters: Lady Tigers Bounce Back in Rivalry Matchup

Story courtesy of Texas High School Tiger Times Sports Editor Kaylin Williams. Photos by Braylen Garren.The Lady Tigers defeated the Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks 3-1 Aug 23, 2022. … The Tigers got off to a very slow start in the beginning of the first set, not gaining any momentum through the duration of the set. … Texas had multiple missed serves, hitting errors and miscommunication errors, ultimately beating themselves. … Pleasant Grove stayed disciplined on defense and came up with a few big kills.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

When a book comes into my orbit multiple times, I embrace it as a sign of destiny. My choice for the August book review was like that. It popped up in a few Instagram stories from fellow book lovers and then directly in a text from a good friend who knows my taste. Doesn't it feel good to be known? In an effort to keep things fresh, I posted on my social media that I would be reviewing this book and invited my friends to read along. … The book is Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, and it turned out to be exactly the book I had been searching for all summer.

There's Always Something Too Good To Read

I write this article from my hotel room overlooking midtown Manhattan with Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building an arm's length away. The juxtaposition to Carrie Bradshaw fuels my creativity and spurs nostalgia deep in my soul. What a 2004 pipe dream. "You can't leave New York! You're the Chrysler Building!" —Carrie Bradshaw … Some months, I crank a book review piece out effortlessly and early. Other times, I wait for inspiration to arrive, and it did in the form of a spontaneous trip to New York City. Do you know when the stars align and everything falls into place perfectly?

Friday Night Lights 2022

Beaming stadium lights, the consistent beating of drums, and the smell of fall fills the air. Students dawn painted faces and spirit gear, still feeling the enthusiasm from the pep rally earlier in the day. Parents hold signs of support, and cheerleaders line the field to welcome the football team to the electrifying atmosphere. Half-time brings new entertainment as the band and drill team take the field to wow the crowd. Hours of practice from the week come down to just minutes. The scoreboard beams as our Texarkana athletes take the field to fight for a win.


Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
My queen, Oprah Winfrey, taught me how important getting an education is. My mom passed a plethora of Oprah quotes to me while growing up, one of the most important being, “Education is power.” These words of wisdom were only a tiny part of a more extensive lecture in my early high school years.

The Pros are Here!

Texarkana has a storied past in the world of professional golf, from club professionals to PGA Tour champions to course designers. The homegrown list of golfing elite includes Byron Nelson, Miller Barber, and Bill Rogers, just to name a few.

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